Ch 36: Michigan Merit Exam: Chemical Bonds

About This Chapter

This study chapter on chemical bonds was designed to help you prepare for the chemistry portion of the Michigan Merit Exam. These lessons were designed by experienced instructors who are here to answer any of your questions as you proceed.

Michigan Merit Exam: Chemical Bonds - Chapter Summary

Learn about the structures formed when atoms bond with each other into the chemical compounds that surround us in daily life. The lessons in this chapter cover the following topics:

  • The octet rule
  • Lewis structures and dot structures
  • Ionic compound formulas, including polyatomic and binary
  • Naming ionic compounds
  • Formulas for ionic compounds
  • Covalent compounds

The lessons in this chapter were created in an engaging video format. These videos can be reviewed as necessary in their entirety or topic-by-topic with the interactive timeline feature. Written lesson transcripts are also provided to increase lesson comprehension, and lesson quizzes and practice exams are available to help you get ready for test day.

Michigan Merit Exam: Chemical Bonds Chapter Objectives

The Michigan Merit Exam is used annually by the state of Michigan to measure the academic achievement of their 11th-grade population. The exam is an umbrella under which several tests are given. This chapter is relevant to one of these tests, the untimed, computer-based M-Step science test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 36: Michigan Merit Exam: Chemical Bonds
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The Octet Rule and Lewis Structures of Atoms

1. The Octet Rule and Lewis Structures of Atoms

Learn the octet rule and how it applies to electron energy levels. Identify valence electrons and learn how to determine them by looking at the periodic table. Also, discover how they pertain to the octet rule. Learn how to draw the Lewis diagram of an atom, and understand how it provides clues to chemical bonding.

Ionic Compounds: Formation, Lattice Energy and Properties

2. Ionic Compounds: Formation, Lattice Energy and Properties

In this lesson, you'll learn about ionic compounds and how they form. Additionally, you'll learn the properties of ionic compounds, such as their high melting and boiling points, their ability to conduct electricity, and the fact that they form crystals.

Naming Ionic Compounds: Simple Binary, Transition Metal & Polyatomic Ion Compounds

3. Naming Ionic Compounds: Simple Binary, Transition Metal & Polyatomic Ion Compounds

An important part of dealing with chemical compounds is knowing how to refer to them. Learn how to name all ionic compounds, including simple binary compounds, compounds containing transition metals and compounds containing polyatomic ions.

Writing Ionic Compound Formulas: Binary & Polyatomic Compounds

4. Writing Ionic Compound Formulas: Binary & Polyatomic Compounds

In this lesson, you will learn how to write the chemical formulas for both binary ionic compounds and polyatomic ionic compounds when you are given only the name of the compound. You will see that it is actually quite simple when you learn the steps described in this lesson.

Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation

5. Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation

Learn about covalent bonds, how covalent compounds are formed and the properties inherent to covalent compounds, such as low melting and boiling points, in this lesson. Also, learn what rules to follow to name simple covalent compounds.

Lewis Structures: Single, Double & Triple Bonds

6. Lewis Structures: Single, Double & Triple Bonds

Review what a Lewis dot diagram is and discover how to draw a Lewis dot structural formula for compounds. Learn how to represent single, double and triple bonds with lines instead of dots. Also, learn how compounds arrange themselves.

Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions

7. Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions

This lesson defines Lewis dot structures and explains how to draw them for molecules in step-by-step detail. We'll also explore polyatomic ions and how to draw Lewis dot structures for them.

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